Biography of Henry H. Houge
Houston County, MN Biographies

Henry H. Houge, who is operating a farm of 122 acres in section 34, Sheldon township, and who is one of the public officials of the township, was born on a farm in Sheldon township, Dec. 18, 1873, son of Halvor O. and Julia (Wisland) Houge. He was the second born of his parents' seven children, and in his boyhood attended district school No. 98 in Sheldon township. Until arriving at the age of twenty two years he remained on the home farm, which he assisted his father to develop. He then engaged in business as a carpenter and contractor, continuing in that line of occupation for about four years. At the end of that time he took his present farm of 122 acres, theland being fertile and productive, and the buildings in good condition. Here he is carrying on general farming successfully, and each year operates a threshing outfit, doing work for the neighboring farmers. He is a stockholder in the Farmers' Elevator at Caledonia and in the Houge Ridge Telephone Co., of which latter institution he is secretary. In politics Mr. Hogue is an independent Republican, and is now serving as town clerk and school clerk. He is a member and trustee of the Norwegian "Stone Church" of Houston. Mr. Hogue was married Jan. 30, 1900, to Anna Moen, who was born in Sheldon township, this county, daughter of Simon and Asloug (Vraa) Moen. He and his wife are the parents of seven children: Gearhardt, Abner, Helen, Stella, Myrtle, Arthur and Eugene Merle.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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